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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories GLENDALE, Ariz. – Already down one defensive starter, the Arizona Cardinals catch a break offensively in Week 2.Starting right guard Evan Mathis will play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers despite hurting his foot in the season opener. He had been considered questionable. Earl Watford, dubbed the Swiss Army knife by offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin stands at the ready, if needed.Rookie defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche is a surprise scratch; though he did appear on Friday’s injury report with an ankle issue. It’s unknown whether it’s the same ankle that kept him sidelined for most training camp. Arizona Cardinals’ Robert Nkemdiche waits his turn on the field during the team’s NFL football rookie camp practice Friday, May 6, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Follow Craig Grialou on Twitter Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Wide receiver J.J. Nelson is also not playing. He suffered a left shoulder injury last week.The Cardinals’ inactives included safety Marqui Christian, guard Cole Toner, linebacker Kareem Martin plus defensive tackles Olsen Pierre and Frostee Rucker.Martin and Rucker were both ruled out on Friday; neither practiced during the week.Martin is missing his second straight game with a knee injury he suffered in the preseason finale against Denver. Rucker, meanwhile, hurt his left knee in the fourth quarter last week. He may be sidelined for another week or two.For the Buccaneers, linebacker Devante Bond (hamstring) and safety Ryan Smith (hand) are out due to injury.The others not in uniform for Tampa Bay are quarterback Ryan Griffin, running back Peyton Barber, tackle Leonard Wester, defensive end Channing Ward and offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch.The Cardinals are looking to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2005. That season, the second under then-head coach Dennis Green, the team finished 5-11.“Thought it was a really good week of work,” said Bruce Arians, the current coach in charge. “Where I think we failed a little bit last week is from Friday afternoon to Sunday night before the game of mentally preparing more for a game, and we’re focusing on hopefully doing more mental preparation between now and game time than we did last week.” 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img

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